I had a great 2022, and I hope everyone else did, too. For 2023, I’m making sure my seat belt is fastened, because I’m starting at a level I’ve never been at before, and it’s going to be a wild ride. Let’s go!
Retiring T.F. Torrey
In the early days, I used the name “Terry F. Torrey” on all my work. That is, after all, my name. I have almost always used my middle initial in my name because, if I don’t, it sounds like Arizona before 1912.
When I first got online (at the end of the last century), it was better for searching and typing in addresses to have short identifiers for people and things. In the interest of brevity, I adopted T.F. Torrey and tftorrey for myself. That was what I was using when I first started publishing, and it’s what I’ve used ever since.
Now, though, I’ve decided to go back to using “Terry F. Torrey” again. With it, people know what to call me when they write or talk to me, and the modern internet doesn’t depend so much on typing things in. It feels like returning to my true self. Plus, it looks better on book covers.
Books you see with my full name are either the revamped and re-released editions I’ve been working on or new releases. Buy them. Books with the old name on them are the old editions. They should not be available in stores anymore, and whatever paper copies exist are now collector’s items.
It’s been a long time. In fact, it’s been years in the making, but the massive overhaul of my books is finally rolling out. So far, the updated versions of Bibliomania, Long Way Home, The Desert King, Winter Kills, and Taxi Adventure have been re-released wide. I’ll be re-releasing the rest in the next few days, beginning with The Crazy Jack and The Dancing Queen.
It feels great to be finally getting these books re-released. They look great, and it’s really motivating to see the collection growing.
Check out the new books, if you haven’t already. If you’re in the mood for a fun read, try Taxi Adventure. It’s a rowdy, fun read.
Now, I’m back to work!
It’s been a while.
Here’s a quick recap of how I got here. In the early 2000’s, I started getting serious about my writing. In the 2010’s, after the birth of my daughter, I started getting serious about publishing. In the late 2010’s, I began a process of metamorphosis, upgrading my book covers, my marketing copy, and my book content, complete with many new books. It was lot of fun. By 2020, I felt finally ready for the big time.
In July of 2020, though, something … interrupted me. I had pain for three days. I went to the emergency room, and everything changed. But that’s a story for another time.
It’s taken two years to get things back together, but I’m finally ready to complete the metamorphosis work.
Over the next few days and weeks, I’ll be republishing all my existing books with all the improvements at Amazon and everywhere else. I have new books to publish, too. And everything will finally be in paper, as well. I’ll also be restarting my mailing list. It sounds like a lot of work, and it is, but I’ve been working on it a long time, and I’m ready. It will be fun.
Thanks for being part of the journey.